It’s been forever an a day since I last did a post on what I’m reading. I’m pretty sure the last one I did was in 2014, back when the chickpea was itty bitty and when I still had time to actually sit down and read a hardcover front to back while she cuddled and cooed. Now she tears through life at lightning speed and keeps me forever on my toes. Life. Is. Crazy. (and I love it!)
Thannnnkfully audiobooks don’t require use of either of my hands and I can get my literary fix while I’m driving. It beats listening to the 5000 Taylor Swift songs that are on the radio at any given time, and prevents me from doing that thing where I get super addicted to a new book and stay up until 3 am reading. I’ve seriously lost track of the number of times I’ve done this – I’m not to be trusted with a book in my hands!
I thought it would be super fun to not only share my own reading list (or in my case, listening list!) but to also pick your brain and see what y’all are reading too! We could totally start a book club!
Since I’m in momma mode this summer, my ideal Summer audiobook playlist has some kid friendly listens with some naptime reads or, more appropriately, “She’s passed out! Let’s change the audiobook!!!” reads.
We have so many road trips planned this Summer! First up there’s a trip to New Orleans with our childhood besties (technically they’re Paul’s childhood BFFs but I claimed them as my own back in college) followed by a much needed trip to Destin to stock up at Whole Foods, eat buckets of yummy oysters, and shop for the night stands that we’ve been putting off buying for the past 8 months.
Buying furniture is hard, guys! #toomuchadulting
We’re also planning a trip home to visit our families in Tampa this Summer which is easily a good 8 hour drive. With terrible radio stations. With a toddler. Audible to the rescue!
First up, Bossypants: ALWAYS Bossypants! This is one of those books that you simply MUST dive into via audiobook because Tina Fey actually climbs into your car and reads it to you. Ok so maybe that last part was a stretch but I feel like she’s actually there reading it to me. Paul and I have this strange obsession with the book, probably due to the fact that we end up laugh-crying for most of it. I seriously couldn’t imagine a road trip without it….
Ready for some easy peasy comfort food with a light and creamy twist? Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles in a Parmesan Pesto Cream Sauce… pencil it in for lunch or dinner this week and prepare to swoon!
Not to state the obvious or anything, but we need to talk about this sauce.
Ho. Ly. Cow. THIS SAUCE!
There’s a local restaurant that serves up shrimp and rotini pasta with a pesto cream sauce that is out of this world, lick-your-bowl-delicious. Pretty sure I just hacked the recipe… cue happy dance.
Naturally the first thing I had to do with my saucy bowl-o-victory was pour it over a boatload of zucchini noodles.
Don’t get me wrong, I puffy heart all things carbalicious, especially pasta, but it’s just too heavy for lunch. I wind up feeling sleepy and slow and have to postpone my workout because I’ve got “the pastas.” Annoying right? Save the noodles for a special occasion and grab some light and tasty zucchini for this recipe…